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been pretty high on the list for a lot of republicans and even the democrats considering defense authorization bill. it does not look like that will get done this year. do you think there will be pressure next year to push for sanctions again in the house? i wanted to get your thoughts on the senator menendez proposal that would delay sanctions for six months. ,t the end of the agreement they will see at that point of the sanctions are looming. i want to get your take on that. have very robust sanctions on iran. each of the last two years the authorizing act has include iran,trictd sanctions on going after their banking industry. there are incredibly tough sanctions on them. that is why iran was willing to come to the table and have this discussion in the first place. degree, this ignores the very effective pressure we already have on them. putting more sanctions on at this point undermines the negotiations and the path toward a possible agreement, no guarantees to be sure, but possible agreement that would give us the confidence that iran would not have a nuclear weapon. that is
, our commitment to israel's security spurred the u.s.-israeli development of missile defense technologies to keep israelis safe from rockets and missiles. those systems and newer technologies continue to protect israelis from the range of threats that they still face today. president obama and i -- and i think you heard this from the president in his q&a earlier today -- remain deeply committed. indeed determined to ensuring israel has the ability to defend itself by itself. that is why in fact, by any measurement, president obama's administration has done more than any before to make israel more secure, including funding iron dome, which i saved untold -- which has saved untold lives by intercepting hundreds of rockets that might otherwise have struck schools, hospitals, or homes. deepening our day-to-day security on an ongoing basis. negotiating a new, long-term memorandum of understanding to lock in long-term military assistance for the future. providing access to the most sophisticated u.s. military technology, such as precision munitions, the f-35 joint strike fighter, t
defenses. he said israel would need strong ties throughout the middle east . he wrote as much in the israel i declaration of independence. promoting bonds of cooperation with israel's neighbors. that did not happen right away, of course, but israel has always known it is strongest when it extends its hand in peace, when it is in the high moral ground. that is why the declaration of independence of israel went on to state from day one that israel would "do its share in a common effort for the advancement of the entire middle east." the entire middle east. that was the vision of the founding fathers. now, i understand that some think the current upheaval in the region makes this an inopportune time to try for peace, but i happen to agree with what prime minister netanyahu wrote in a rather remarkable open letter to the citizens of israel that he wrote in the beginning of these negotiations. he wrote that the dawn of a new era in the region is exactly the right time to recast israel's relationships and to change the narrative with a new generation that is starting to make its voice is heard --
to the senate floor today to update members on the status of the national defense authorization act for fiscal year 2014. before the break, we spent a week on the senate floor trying to bring more amendments up and to have them debated and voted on, but we were unable to do so. we tried to reach agreement to limit consideration to defense-related amendments, but we were unable to do that. we trade to get consent to vote on two sexual assault amendmen s that had been fully debated but we could not get that accident. -- get that consent. we tried to get consent to lock in additional votes but we were unable to do so. at this point, mr. president, the house of representatives will be adjourning for the year at the end of this week. and there is simply no way that we can debate and vote on those amendments to the pending bill, to get cloture, to pass the bill, to go to conference with the house, to get a conference report written and to have it adopted by the house of representatives all before the house goes out of session this friday. there just simply is no way that all of those events can take
thing completely likely to get through it is a new defense authorization act. there will be a lot of interesting debates to watch on that to see what gets included. one thing we will watch is to see whether any legislation sanctioning iran is added to the bill. the administration is doing everything it can to prevent congress from doing that, but a lot of members are still interested in adding sanctions, sending signals they are not interested in the deal obama wants to sign onto. also the farm bill. negotiators are trying to reach an agreement. if they cannot get a deal, they will have to at least extend existing spending so that is something that can be done. the senate is here for an extra week. they will look at a lot of nominations, particularly after the filibuster changes that democrats rammed through a few weeks ago. among the big nominees to watch for are the new chairwoman of the federal reserve, janet yellen. host: a number of articles in the last couple of weeks have suggested that this is the most unproductive covers ever. why has this year been so hard to get into an
military personnel costs and their impact on the defense department budget. "washington journal" is next. host: eight of the biggest tech companies are calling for tighter control on government surveillance. joining far gases -- joining forces, the companies including google, microsoft, and twitter sent an open letter to president brock obama, arguing that while governments have a duty to protect citizens, recent revelations highlight the needs to reform group -- to reform government surveillance practices worldwide. the revelations have shaken the tech industry. it has heightened calls for surveillance reform. that is our topic today. has government surveillance gone too far? welcome to "washington journal. we want to hear from you this morning. the numbers are -- you can also reach out to us on social media. take a look at the headlines. first in "usa today," -- that investigation coming out this morning, it details how public service agencies are using that surveillance data. let's talk about the eight tech companies calling for more surveillance limits. those include apple, google, m
have ever done, to see young people who have been mortally wounded in defense of this nation. it is hard to see them and not believe that we are doing -- that we have an obligation to continue to do the right thing. what i am trying to do in taking my clerks to gettysburg in a small way is to think about lincoln and that horrible war, the carnage that took place at gettysburg. think of all the animals that were killed, all of the human beings, all of the destruction that had occurred there. and he comes there three or four months later, november 19, to dedicate a 4-minute speech or whatever it was, and the things that he said, the eloquence of it to elevate that tragic moment, and what i am trying to get these kids to understand, after they see a term, after they see the imperfections, that they still believe. that they are still idealistic. even with the reality, they still believe that this is important and they understand why. so we go, yes, and i drag them across the battlefield. i do not feel all that bad about it. the point is simply to pull it all back together after y
this point real quick, pedro. china has unilaterally declared an air defense identification zone over the east china sea. part of that extends over the sun -- part of that extends over the senkaku islands, which china and the ban -- and japan are debating over who owns it. i was in japan a couple of weeks ago. i got to meet with folks from the government and the japanese parliament, as well as going to okinawa and visit some of the military facilities out there. the u.s. is positioned on these senkaku islands, and they fall under the u.s.-japan treaty because japan has demonstrated control over the senkaku islands. -- has administrative control over the senkaku islands. withchina is trying to do the air defense identification zone is to argue that japan has administrative control over the airspace and those islands. on the one hand, president obama ordered the military to fly b-52 bombers, they were arty planning -- already planning to go through there, but he went through with it to signify that they do not recognize it. it is a problem that unlike , japan and the republic of south k
health issues, just to name a few, as well as our defense industry. there's no longer any room in these budgets to accommodate all of these expenses just to pay what we need to pay to keep these programs going. that is why we have to say sequestration has got to go, and that is why the next nine days you'll hear more and more speak about sequestration and the fact that we must act on it. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back her time. for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? mr. moran: to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. moran: the safe climate caucus has brought to the house floor the reality and the ramifications of climate change. there was a recent report from three very reputable think tanks entitled "the arab spring" and "climate change." let me quote from a couple of the troubling and illuminating conclusions. a prolonged and severe drought during the winter of 2010 in china contributed to global wheat shorta
dollar budget. that is a bit over what sequester would be. it would give defense more money than was anticipated. defense would suffer some sequester. this deal does not involve extending unemployment insurance and new revenue. yourwondering if you in caucus over there, whether or not you would be willing to support such a heel for defense, even if it did not include revenue, even if it did not include money for extending unemployment insurance. >> is not an insignificant increase because the sequestration levels for all discretionary is 957 billion. if you get it up to trillion -- 43 million that is a increase -- 43 billion increase. while it is not exactly something i would want, it is certainly better than living under government shutdowns in acr. presented adamor smith on our newsmakers program tomorrow at 10:00 and 6:00. you can also see it on our website. the secretary of state john kerry is speaking this afternoon in washington dc at the brookings institution, talking about issues related to the middle east. you can see that live today at four clock. to addressbama set the
for the defense and intelligence communities that would seem to be indicated by the kinds of policies congressman rogers would like to see the united states follow? the middle of budget negotiations. it would be great if we can get an agreement by next week. right now, it is up in the air. question, i think when it comes to providing the resources necessary for the defense and intelligence community, there is a bipartisan support for that part of the budget. with respect to other very important parts of our national security budget, we have had less success in convincing our republican colleagues. the other parts of what i think are important to a robust policy which includes other forms of ofistence, development -- assistance, development and economic assistance. other tools of former -- foreign policy. the state department budget is puny in comparison to the defense budget. you get an awful lot of benefit from some of those investments that the state department, in terms of assistance, economic assistance and it is that part of the category of the budget where we have had a lot less success in
creation of an air defense identification zone on november 23. it is china's right to create such a zone. it is not a no-fly zone. it is not a zone in which the chinese are necessarily threatening to use force, but it is a zone in which traffic is monitored. thishinese announced basically by attaching some conditions to it. the international aircraft flying into the zone would identify their planes, their path. it was mandatory notification. air defense zones generally speaking did not require mandatory identification unless you are going to the country which has created his own. it was not the creation of the zone that created the problem. it was the conditions the chinese attached to that zone, the mandatory character of them. particular,tates in but other countries, this is a highly traveled air corridor. the fact there were conditions attached to it was very bothersome. the other thing is the chinese created this air defense zone that included airspace over contested islands with japan. inally the modus operandi creating these zones is to negotiate where you have overlapped or contes
, there are standing meetings for the secretary of defense, state, and the treasury this president has, but he meets with other secretaries in one on ones and small groups all the time. i would note that those calendars may never show a meeting i have with the president. i had two yesterday. that is how it works. >> a final question on nelson mandela. what people will be thinking about, when we consider the life of nelson mandela and the challenges that exist in our own country, what lessons can washington learn? i know you had conversations in the white house and what you think the message we can learn is. >> i think the president put it very well yesterday in the remarks he made when he was in south africa earlier this year about the remarkable example that nelson mandela set when he was released from prison and made clear that he would embrace those who jailed him, and he would seek those to help build a south africa that judged every person by his or her character and not by his or her skin color. i think that spirit of reconciliation that the president said yesterday is one that should imbue th
of the defense. there is a lot of controversy regarding the publication of this information, that you may have this information. eight hundred 50 thousand people, they are in the same position, if they choose to be, as mr. snowden was, to release this information. there is safety in numbers, in other words. that these giant databases that were created after 9/11 have proved porous. these secret things have escaped. that is because so many people have access to them. that is the only point i think we were trying to make. , usingople talk about the word catastrophe or the fact that there has been this catastrophic loss, people comparing it with maclean, burgess, philby, that comes down to the original leak. the 29-year-old who was one of hundreds of thousands of people had access to information. i'm sure that is something that everyone must not be considering what to do about. >> in respect to our sister committee, the sick -- the intelligence and security committee, you were criticized, or your newspaper was, in the decision you took. this is your opportunity to answer questions. as andrew park
. if it is attached to a pentagon will be morethat problematic. defense authorization will be difficult to veto. it veto is out there, but if is not a standalone sanctions bill, they will have a lot of work to do to convince congress and, democrats, not to join. >> rachel is waiting from california on our line. thank you for getting up this morning and joining us. >> thank you for taking my call. the only place i really get my news is press tv. i am an independent now. i used to be a diehard but my priorities have changed seeing as how the country has changed foreign policy. i thought at least obama, even though i voted third party after ron paul and after what republicans did to ron paul, the convention was totally disgusting, i left the party -- the their priority neocons took over republican party, which is a jewish obama is still being andby the nose by netanyahu they run our congress and it is horrible. >> who do you think are the big ,nfluencers on this white house outside the political realm? rachel's point, they are in strong opposition with obama on the iran deal. whether or not in six
that the decision not to defend the defense of marriage act violated the take care clause. in fact, the president made a subsequently vindicated by the united states supreme that the act was unconstitutional. pending, hese was continued to comply with the law. decision not to defend the law was not novel. indeed, congress itself recognized this possibility. congress understood that sometimes the administration's duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed might include recognizing that a particular statute is unconstitutional. the constitution is as we are article 6 of the constitution, the supreme law of the land. presidents are required to follow it. past administrations have discretion not that they have deemed unconstitutional. example, the acting solicitor general at the time, roberts, now the chief justice of the united states, refused to defend a law that he unconstitutional in the 1990 case of metzer broadcasting versus the fcc. chief justice roberts argued providing for minority preferences in broadcasting was unconstitutional. despite supreme court resident cedent, he argued
that needs to be done. the majority leader knows that will be our position. do not see the defense authorization bill. i am hopeful the senate will move on that intelligence authorization. the senate has passed comprehensive immigration reform will. we are very disappointed on this side of the aisle that the senate bill has not been put on the floor. our bill or one of the four bills out of committee. it was supported by the republican party and the judiciary committee. they have not been brought to the floor. we believe immigration reform is a critically important action for the congress to take. we hope anyone of those options would be brought to the table. the senate has passed in a bipartisan way the end of discrimination in employment. we talk about jobs. we talk about economic opportunity. passed that bill. that is not on the agenda either. i noticed we do have an extension bill that has been specifically reference. we will get to a debate on that next week. we have a suspension bill we have been urging that is reported out of committee that passed by 350 votes. it simply say
necessary to pass it. >> just before the thanksgiving break, the senate was working on the defense authorization bill. our those going? >> they thought they were going to vote in the senate. it could drag into the new year. >> with the filibuster rules changed because of the nuclear option, where judicial nominations can we expect to see? >> three nominees to the d c circuit court, one of the most powerful in the country that deals in disputes between the executive and legislative branch. , harry reid said he will bring those to the floor. quicklylikely move very in the beginning of the week for the senate. >> a congressional reporter for politico. thank you for joining us. hillary received a human rights award earlier today, an advocacy group founded by tom lantos. he was a holocaust survivor. this is about 15 minutes. [applause] my goodness. thank you. thank you very much. thank you. thek you, and first to extraordinary lantos family, this is a great honor and an havese personal leisure to tom lantos around my neck. office or onin my asking me what i was going to do about somethi
the missile efforts. states isy the united building up system, basically a missile defense system to protect the u.s. against missile threats from both iran and north korea. a lot of our friends and allies and partners in the middle east either currently have the things and want more of the things or do not have them and want them, and that is why hagel is out there to make sure that despite the controversies of the geneva plan, and it is controversial, that our allies and partners do feel more assured. it is an open question to see whether they genuinely are assured. host: jim from california, good morning, you are on. caller: the zionist think tank that put us into iran, and we got support for israel -- guest: jim, thank you for your comment. i am a former u.s. congressional staffer. i take personal offense that i put any foreign country interest over u.s. interest. it is easy to smear someone. i am trying to engage people on the issues. i encourage you to call back at some point and ask a substantial question, but thank you for your call. host: you are asked what is the motivation for fra
the public interest defense is not the journalism, but that you didn't have the don't want to spend the resources going through them before sharing them? direct -- there was a direct -- there were conversations with the cabinet me to think ch led that it was wise to share this material. >> thank you. ceremony that took place in your basement when the secret by yourself, how many people were there? the gchq.ere two from i think two or three from the guardian. you'll just break up the hard disks and the lap tops, is that right? it's harder to break up -- computer than you think. i think they have a a giant food food mixers like in which you can drop the computer. >> so it was brought to the basement -- with black & decker. >> and was there any point in hat exercise if you have the documents any way and you're going to publish them? food mixer thing? serious the -- the point is this -- and i it goes back to spy catcher. clear withcompletely the cabinet secretary that there were copies elsewhere. right. >> and that the destruction of these computers was not going to reporting. i think
in a defensive position as well. >> you were also involved in the for the south korea trade pac. you argued it's done a lot to boost exports. that's not ses say the case. >> it's clear when you look at have come down and where they've come out accordingly. i use autos. it's an extremely low base. we had few exports to south agreement. to the but now, auto exports from the u.s. have gone up over 50%, very small base. auto exports from the big three have gone up, very significantly as well. a lot of issues, a lot of actors go into what happens from a bilateral trade deficit from one quarter to another quarter. deficit me time, the with korea may have increased colombia and th panama also implemented around the same time have gone up dramatically. goes to the g differential growth rates in the various economies. we're can do is make sure reducing the barriers and the exports have a chance to compete field. vel playing >> get closer to home and talk about congress. here was a bit of a backlash that brewed last week about the trade negotiations. have you anticipated the fight ahead in getting every
on the defense department budget. journal," live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> they covet my mental health work, the first few meetings we had. one day, i was walking in the white house and met this woman who was one of the press people. said, nobody ever covers my meetings. not -- , it is but we tour the country and found out what was needed and it passed through congress one month before jim, as he says, was involuntarily retired from the white house. and it was never implemented. it was one of the greatest his appointment of my life. >> first lady rosalynn carter monday night on c-span and c- span 3. also on c-span radio and c- span.org. >> while david cameron was on a three-day trade visit to china, deputy prime minister nick clegg questions from members of the house of commons. questions were on british immigration policy and rising energy prices. as the session began, the deputy prime minister offered condolences to those who died in a helicopter crash in glasgow. this is about 35 minutes. >> order, questions for the prime minister, julie elliott. asked to apply -- i have been asked
done, to see young people who have been mortally wounded in the sense of of -- in defense of this nation. it is hard to see them and not believe that we are doing -- that we have an obligation to continue to do the right thing. what i am trying to do in taking my clerks to gettysburg is to think about lincoln and that horrible war, the carnage that took place at gettysburg. think of all the animals that were killed, all of the human beings, all of the destruction that occurred there. three or four months later, november 19, to dedicate a 4- minute speech or whatever it was, and the things that he said to elevate that tragic moment, and what i am trying to get these kids to understand, after they see a term, after they see the imperfections, that they still believe. that they are still idealistic. even with the reality, they still believe that this is important and they understand why. so we go and i drag them across the battlefield. i don't feel all that bad about it. the point is simply to pull it all back together after you see how the sausage is made. that you still bel
china the air defense identification zone. provocative to be a attempt to unilaterally contain east chinaquo in the sea. that increases the risk of miscalculation. and e consulting coordinating closely with japan, the republic of korea and our allies in the region. china announced the adiz. newly announced diz even though it overlapped with the adizs and includes japan.ry administered by we do not accept the legitimacy requirements for newly declared adiz and china caused confusion the increase of the accidents underlines the need rescind the procedures. and our actions have demonstrated, we believe these provocations are and e risks of provocation we don't accept the legitimacy of what china announced. we're holding important meetings. > carrying that specific message you just had directly to the chinese leaders? >> yes. that with the re regulation of the civilian aircraft. identify and go to the the china has now requested even though it does not recognize and consider adiz invalid? >> for safety and security of passengers, u.s. carriers operating internationally perate consistent
that the court was going to accept the legal defense fund was going to win. i knew a fair amount about that, but what i did know was that he -- what i didn't know was that he was one of the greatest trial attorneys of his time as well. he spent enormous amounts of time crisscrossing especially the states of the south, representing a wide variety of people, but mostly in criminal cases and very frequently in capital cases. being subjected to incredible danger himself. he would come to town and it was not at all clear that he was going to be safe and of course the indignities of traveling in a place where you couldn't stay at a hotel and you couldn't eat at a regular restaurant. and then representing black people before all-white juries where it was not clear that anybody had justice in mind. the stories that he told of those trips and of those cases, it all came back to me very much this summer. i read a very fine book, and that just one the pulitzer prize called "devil in the grove" about one of his capital cases in florida. it is a gripping story. it reads like a whodunit or what is going
people who have been mortally wounded in defense of this nation. it is hard to see them and not believe that we are doing -- that we have an obligation to continue to do the right thing. what i am trying to do in taking my clerks to gettysburg in a small way is to think about lincoln and that horrible war, the carnage that took place at gettysburg. think of all the animals that were killed, all of the human beings, all of the destruction that had occurred there. and he comes there three or four months later, november 19, to dedicate a 4-minute speech or whatever it was, and the things that he said, the eloquence of it to elevate that tragic moment, and what i am trying to get these kids to understand, after they see a term, after they see the imperfections, that they still believe. that they are still idealistic. even with the reality, they still believe that this is important and they understand why. so we go, yes, and i drag them across the battlefield. i do not feel all that bad about it. the point is simply to pull it all back together after you see how the sausage is made. that you
in ways that are problematic. host: what would you cut the besides defense? guest: revenues that we have lost that would otherwise should take in. other than defense, there is waste and inefficiencies in a wide range of domestic spending programs. i am willing to take a look at almost everything. i think the demonization of social security and medicaid are inappropriate. they are not responsible for the deficit problem we have right now. ronald reagan in a debate with walter mondo and clear social security has nothing to do with the deficit. it was true then and it is true now. att in plano, texas. caller: thank you for taking my call. food stamps is not one of the areas that needs to be cut. it is only $80 billion a year. is nothing. the area of the budget that needs to be cut are medicare and social security. those are the largest areas of the budget. he onlythe budget -- t way you get to a sound budget going forward, you have to be willing to cut the areas where we spent the most. anst: the caller makes important observation. we have to take a look at health care expenditures in this
on both sides as minister of defense and now as president. we have advanced in the peace others much more than any moment in our history. we have had many attempts to make peace after 50 years of war. firstaged to negotiate the agenda that is a major step in any process to end conflict. if you agree on the agenda, you have agreed 50% of what you need and we did that. we did that more than a year ago. we negotiated five points in the agenda. we have agreed on two of those five points. we have made an agreement on what to do with our rural areas and how to develop them. this is extremely important -- ase the guerrillas rural guerrilla was born there. they grew their. for them this issue is very important. we are to have an agreement on that point. is second important points political participation. how are they going to participate in politics? what will the transition be from bullets to boats? vote votes? too ?rom arms to arguments how will we open this space for them? colombian democracy needed this anyway. progress in strengthening our democracy and the progress of our people in the demo
at how personnel cost it into the overall budget at the defense department. is liveton journal" every day at 7 a.m. eastern on c-span. tomorrow the british prime minister david cameron and members of the house of commons the offered tribute to south african president nelson mandela who died on thursday at the age of 95. spanhave live coverage on c- 2 at 9:30 a.m. eastern. the wireline world is about systemtral circulatory of our economy. it is the veins and the arteries that really connect what is now the information economy in the united states. we are seeing data traffic on our wireline networks at a rate of 40% increase per year. it is that network that connects all forms of communications whether they originate in the wire environment or wireless environment. so yeah, america's future is --eless here and -- wireless communicators"he at 8 p.m. eastern on c-span 2. >> i got upset with the --sident because they never showed up anymore. woman who was one of the press people. she said, mental health is not a sexy issue here you -- is not a sexy issue. -- itsed a mental health passed throug
with the departments of housing him urban development, labor, justice, defense, health and human services, education committee, irs, some of the social security and small business administrations, as well as a number of other federal, state, and local agencies and organizations. veterans are counting on us to solve these challenges. for its part, v.a. operates a large health care -- integrated health care system, maybe one of the larger ones in the country, 151 medical centers, 871 clinics, 300 vet centers, and i know there are 70 mobile outreach clinics that reach out into the most rural areas defined veterans who live remotely. over 1700 remote access points nationwide. beyond health care, v.a. provides $10 billion in education assistance annually, second only to the department of education. v.a. guarantees nearly 1.8 million home loans, the only zero-down in the nation, and our foreclosure rate is lowest among all categories of mortgage loans. v.a. as the ninth largest life insurance, with 6.7 million clients and 95% customer satisfaction rating. to the support of the congress and the leadership
the department of defense was run as efficiently as this. our deficit would be much lower. but among snap households with at least one working age nondisabled adult, more than half work. more than half work. and more than 80% work in the year before or after receiving snap. now, the legislation that the house republican leadership rammed through this congress and is now part of a negotiation on the farm bill, would cut the program by close to $40 billion. that would result in nearly four million americans losing access to snap next year, including working families with children, seniors, and veterans. nearly 170,000 veterans would lose their benefits. in addition, 210,000 children and these families would also lose free school meals. these cuts would come on top of the significant benefit reduction already experienced by all snap recipients as a result of the american recovery act moneys running out. and i would say to my colleagues that cut that went into effect on november 1 means is that the average family of four would see a reduction of about $36 per month in their snap benefit. we a
. >> it is self-defense. you have a guy who will steal every last job from you if they can. rick perry -- he is glad they are up here right now. while we are up here talking, he had his people on the phone to ohio and oklahoma stealing their jobs. >> we fish where the fish are. and generally speaking, i am spending a lot more time in california or illinois and new york than i am in oklahoma. >> we just beat him in football. [laughter] >> you know how to hurt a person, mary. >> but listen to talk to you about the pro-business environment and see what governor perry has been doing for over a decade. there was a great moment when mikael gorbachev was talking to the canadian prime mr. mulroney and gorbachev said don't lecture me on your capitalism and your nterprise. mulroney said i'm not going to lecture you. do you think i want competition? that sort of competition, you don't care if you -- you don't care if california and jerry brown straighten it out. >> i want tell -- to be successful because they are so important to our country, but you're not going to be better, whether you are an athlete
and the kind of cases that the court was going to accept the legal defense fund was going to win. that, a fair amount about but what i did know was that he was one of the greatest trial attorneys of his time as well. he spent enormous amounts of time crisscrossing especially ,he states of the south representing a wide variety of people, but mostly in criminal cases and very frequently in capital cases. being subjected to incredible danger himself. he would come to town and it was not at all clear that he was courseo be safe and of the indignities of traveling in a place where you couldn't stay at a hotel and you couldn't eat at a regular restaurant. and then representing black people before all-white juries where it was not clear that anybody had justice in mind. stories that he told of those trips and of those cases, it all came back to me very much this summer. i read a very fine book, and that just one the pulitzer prize "alled "devil in the grove about one of his capital cases in florida. it is a gripping story. it reads like a whodunit or what is going to happen, but it is also about him
powerful economy in the world is not immune from the consequences of defense in the global economic system, so forcefully articulated recently by your own indicates to us that we will have an understanding here in washington. it adds to our confidence that the united states will be in the forefront of the support of africa's struggle to bring about nations. expect to be granted again the privilege of addressing again the representatives of the united states of america. i am grateful to have been allowed to do so in the last months of my public life. the challenges of the present time for our countries, our continent and the world are greater than those have already overcome. we face the future with confidence. because, in spite of the difficulties and tensions that confront us, there is in all of us the capacity to touch one another's hearts across oceans and continents. the award with which you honor me today is an expression of the , one person to , ander, nation to nation people of the north the people of the south. i received with pride as a symbol of hardship for peace, equity as wend
things. the f.b.i. did not get ahold of any samples from texas, but the department of defense did for exactly what hank said, namely to look at the frequency of d.n.a., and because that was said to be forensic, the investigative reporter thought that it was going into a database. i emailed her and could not persuade her otherwise despite the fact it was very clear. >> i will accept the friendly amendment. >> but i want to raise an even broader issue of something we were talking about with the king case. i always come back to the same things. and namely, what's the difference between being arrested and not being arrested? a lot of people get arrested. it's estimated that, what is it, 20%, 30% of the population, more than that, is going to be rested. is there a real difference? i have written with my more provocative moments with some colleagues that maybe we ought to consider having at the stage the onatal testing done, genetic test for the code, not done by the police, uploaded to a database for use in the future. the law enforcement would never see all the genetic information tha
tillman examines military personnel costs and their impact on the defense department budget. journal," live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> they covet my mental health work, the first few meetings we had. one day, i was walking in the white house and met this woman who was one of the press people. said, nobody ever covers my meetings. she
york times? >> there were 58,000 documents. >> so the public interest defense is not the journalism, but that you didn't have the time or don't want to spend the resources going through them before sharing them? >> it was a direct -- there was a direct -- there were conversations with the cabinet secretary which led me to think that it was wise to share this material. >> thank you. >> the ceremony that took place in your basement when the secret survey attended by yourself, how many people were there? >> there were two from the gchq. i think two or three from the guardian. >> and you'll just break up the hard disks and the lap tops, is that right? >> it's harder to break up -- smash up a computer than you think. i think they have a a giant food mixer, things like food mixers in which you can drop the computer. >> so it was brought to the basement -- >> we did it with black & decker. >> and was there any point in that exercise if you have the documents any way and you're going to publish them? the food mixer thing? >> well, the -- the serious point is this -- and i it goes back to sp
and that military times read order examines military personnel costs and their impact on the defense department budget. "washington journal" is next. host: eight of the biggest tech companies are calling for tighter control on government surveillance. joining far gases -- joining forces, the companies including google, microsoft, and twitter sent an open letter to president brock obama, arguing that while governments have a duty to protect citizens, recent revelations highlight the needs to reform group -- to reform government surveillance practices worldwide.
the establishment of an east china sea air defense at innovation -- identification zone. this appears to be provocative attempt to change the status quo in east. >> we go live to the house. --the republic of korea votes on postpone questions will be taken later. for what purpose of the gentlemen of texas seek recognition? --i moved to pass the bill the space launch extension act. >> the title of the bill -- >> a bill to extend the application of certain space launch liability provisions through 2014. >> pursuant to the rule, the government -- the gentlemen from texas and the gentlewoman from texas will be controlled 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas. >> we have five adjustment of days to revise or extend the remarks into include material on hr-3527. >> the gentleman is recognized. >> the bill we consider today provides the stability for nations provider so they can remain competitive in the international market. the bill extends the existing system that requires commercial launch providers to purchase insurance up to the maximum probable loss. it provides that
of the question. can you talk about the obligation of the president to defend defense of marriage act replace it to be unconstitutional? >> yes. i think -- i agree that the president should only very, very rarely and with extremely good reason declined to defend a law in court. and i've written about that, and i think it's hard to fault with the president did in the case of doma. he concluded with very good recent there was simply no argument that could justify, justify doma. he notified the congress of this decision. he continued to enforce the he invited congress to intervene in litigation to present at that point of view. and ultimate the supreme court vindicated his judgment. so it seems to me it's very difficult to complain -- to blame everyone on all sides of these debates, and in both parties agree is that it contemplates the president may decline to enforce a law which he concludes in a responsible it is unconstitutional. >> the gentleman's time has expired. spent i ask unanimous consent to introduce into the record the letter i refer to. >> without objections order. the gentleman fro
talks about automatic spending uts to the pentagon and the status of the defense authorization bill that's currently being worked on in congress. news makers every sunday at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> afterwards, things escalate quickly. a moment that can seem so loving can just turn and flip and be so out of control. and this is one of those days the hidden with handgun and saying what's the deal? ou say i'm going take this and sell it because i need some money. on top of all of the other pressures, they had no money. the gun.eld ran in a room and came out with shotgun and really tried to jam it at her. and it would get her goat so uch that she would pull the trigger and kill him. what i described in the book, he wanted to.er, she "the return home" is only half of the story. follows the men of the second battalion, 16th infantry, sunday night at 8:00 on c-span's "q&a". republican mer presidential candidate john evan an and former senate bayh. they talk about bipartisanship in politicings. labels, co-chairs of no a national organization that works with members of con
criminal defense work and i would never go to a prosecutor and say, i want you to contact the entire class of which my client belongs. the prosecutor would look at me and say, are you insane. i am not congress. in terms of where we go from here, i'm not too sure. the concern i have is that this body is being circumvented and being denied the ability to enforce its inherent powers. many of these questions are not close any president is outside of the line. it has to go in front of a court and the court has to grant reviews. that is where we have this most serious constitutional crisis. this body is becoming less and less relevant. --i will recommen acknowledge ms. jackson lee. >> i want to thank the witnesses. whenever they come before our body, it is valuable and we trust your judgment. we disagree to vigorously. let me say what mr. lazarus .poke of and let me cite him makewaste is what this hearing creates. mr. turley has suggested that this body is on the verge of a basis of the relevancy. leadership,he house we have passed no legislation for the president to implement. we have not passe
of our defense against global warming. that theonderful thing pacific northwest is blessed by this. some people say it rains in seattle, doesn't it? yes, it rains in seattle, but we get trees like this. there is always a bright side to the clouds. it is an honor to be able to share this piece of our stay with you. congress has earned a reputation for not being able to play nice with one another, but doc is a republican and i am a democrat. this shows it is possible to do something nice together. it was a pleasure working with dock. our -- with doc. our country is united on many matters. justice, freedom, caring for our seniors, giving our children a better future. chris's is really about children. it is about a new child that came into the -- christmas is really about children. it is about a new child that came into the world and it is a symbol and a model of what we hope our children will get. they will learn to preserve the things that are great and learn to take care of their families. i hope this tree will remind us call to feed the the the needy. it is a tree that reminds us of that
of state and department of defense from providing military aid to foreign military and police forces that engage and violate human rights. and he never stops leading on an issue central to our mission at human rights first, and that is refugee protection. he is the chief sponsor of the refugee protection act, which would eliminate useless hurdles that prevent persecuted refugees from receiving safe haven. at human rights first we have also teamed up with senator leahy to fight for counterterrorism policies that respect human rights. in 2009, he called for the creation of an independent commission to investigate our own government's use of torture in the post-9/11 era. unfortunately, that has not come to pass yet. senator leahy has a strong record of success because he is both a determined pregnant just s isan idealist who' less interested in making a statement and making change. he is willing and able to work with republicans on human rights and a bunch of other issues. he and senator rubio are in the process right now of trying to get the reauthorization of the trafficking the m's p
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